A CASH reward of £5,000 is still being offered to anyone who knows the whereabouts of a man linked to the murder of a talented chef.

Crimestoppers is offering the money for information which leads to the arrest of 40-year-old Keith McCarthy, who has been wanted for months in connection with a murder in Dovercourt.

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Police believe Mr McCarthy was driving a dark coloured BMW which deliberately hit Kerrin Repman on his motorbike, in Marine Parade, on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 15.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics to save Mr Repman's life, the 29-year-old dad died at the scene.

The BMW driver and a passenger were seen fleeing the site of the collision on foot by witnesses.

A 79-year-old woman who happened to be walking past at the time, suffered multiple broken limbs and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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  • Kerrin Repman

Mick Duthie, Crimestoppers director of operations, said: “It appears that the driver of the BMW car drove at speed to intentionally target Mr Repman on his bike.

"This dangerous, callous and reckless behaviour has resulted in a death and another person almost dying.

"It is important to our charity that communities are kept safe and this is why we are offering this reward, to remove a potentially dangerous person from our streets.

“We are appealing to anybody with any information on Mr McCarthy’s location to do the right thing and to tell our charity what you know, 100 per cent anonymously. "What you tell us can make all of the difference in keeping other people safe from harm and in getting justice."

He added: “It is important to remind people that assisting somebody wanted for questioning over a crime can lead to prosecution. Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 32 years."

Mr McCarthy is described as being 5ft 5ins tall and is said to have links to Harwich, Hertfordshire, London and Ireland.

Following Mr Repman's death a 19-year-old man from Stanstead Abbotts, in Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

His bail ends on Friday.

In April a 46-year-old man and a 54-year-old man were both released under investigation.

A 33-year-old woman from Waltham Cross, in Hertfordshire, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender was also released under investigation.

To qualify for the reward people need to provide the information to the charity exclusively either online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling on 0800 555 111.

Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the reward.